This one has been on my mind for a while and this morning Dux Gins & Cocktails Borne shared a wonderful make at home version of it in the best cup ever. If you want to learn to make a better version of this be sure to check out their video. So, when I made my essential curbside liquor pickup today, I popped into Aldi for fresh citrus and some raspberries in order to present, the Clover Club.
This drink predates prohibition and is named for the Gentleman’s club where it was first served. This club was, presumably, an oak lined affair with cigars and top hats, where they never, ever welcomed “Diamond” to the stage, not even once. After the club for gentle men closed in the 20’s, almost certainly not because women’s right to vote was finally recognized, the Clover Club of Philadelphia fell into obscurity, though it’s namesake drink lives on.
This is a beautiful sort of drink that begs to be showcased in a chilled coupe. So grab 4-5 raspberries and toss them in your tin with a 1/2 ounce of simple syrup and muddle them together, lovingly. Add 1/2 ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice and 2 ounces of gin, I chose Seattle’s Mischief, cause it’s raining here, and 1/2 ounce of aquafaba or one egg white. Pop some ice in the tin and shake vigorously. Double strain the mixture from one tin to the other to remove the ice and raspberry seeds and chunks and dry shake to froth things up. Pour into your pre-chilled coupe and garnish with some raspberries on a stick, assuming you don’t have a diamond stick pin.
Step back and enjoy the beauty of this amazingly pink drink, before enjoying the subtle interplay of the herbaceous notes in the gin with the sweetness of the raspberry. This drink is so good and too pretty to be here with me, kinda like Diamond.
Stay home, stay safe, stay hydrated and stay sane!